A combination of the Latin CRUFIXIO, which means "an ordeal, misery, etc." and the mixed etymology of FICTION, which developed from Latin roots into the Middle-English FICTIO, meaning "to invent, contrive, etc." CRUCIFICTION would therefore be something like THE WRITING OF IMAGINATIVE ORDEALS & MISERIES. (LITERARY simply means it doesn't suck and is bound to be misinterpreted)
Playing off "Crucifixion" is especially adept at capturing writing that can be equal parts realism and fantastic, which is my most frequent mode of fiction at the moment:
We know that it is historically accurate that many were literally crucified as a means of cruel and not unusual punishment/ execution throughout the ages. At the same time, one cannot help but associate "Crucifixion" with THE crucifixion of Christ on Golgotha-- This story being one of the most well-known FAIRY-TALES ever.
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